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Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' PP24,689

A hardy red coreopsis with excellent disease resistance and well-branched stems.

A very long-blooming perennial for sunny areas, forming a narrow, upright mound of medium-textured leaves. The exceptionally large velvety-wine daisies have a contrasting gold-orange button centre, appearing in succession from mid summer to mid autumn. Some flowers may appear frosted in creamy-white. The flower backs are creamy-white with a purple stripe. Excellent towards the middle of a sunny border, also good in containers. Plants may require some support if grown in very rich garden soil, or simply shear by half in July if they begin to flop open. Possibly hardy in Zone 4 or colder, with reliable winter snowcover. One of the Big Bang? series from American plant breeder Darrell Probst. USPP#24689: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

16-18 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-75° F in high light with long days, keeping soil evenly moist. Once actively growing apply constant feed of 50-100 ppm N using a balanced fertilizer. Shear to increase branching habit. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in well-drained, average to poor soil in full sun. Naturalizes extremely well.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.